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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Friday, October 14, 2016
India wants to limit tensions with Pakistan after what it said was a successful cross-border strike on militants sheltered there, according to two top officials, who sought to allay fears of a broader conflict between the nuclear-armed nations.English
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Friday, October 14, 2016
Russia and India will sign an agreement on Saturday for Moscow to deliver advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to New Delhi, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday.English
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
India has begun a fresh program to acquire single-engine fighter aircraft to be built in India on the basis of foreign technology, as invitations have been sent privately through Indian Embassies to "some overseas participants" to partake in the program.English
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Pentagon contracted with foreign companies that installed uncertified and possibly unsafe doors at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan, raising concerns that the U.S. government was defrauded by firms working on the multi-million dollar construction project.English
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Pentagon contracted with foreign companies that installed uncertified and possibly unsafe doors at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan, raising concerns that the U.S. government was defrauded by firms working on the multi-million dollar construction project.English
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
The inability to replace fallen members of Afghanistan's security forces has raised particular alarm among the top ranks of the Afghan government as well as its Western backers, including the United States. For months now, the police and the army have failed to achieve recruitment goals.English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
For the past month, the Taliban have held control over most of Afghanistan's Helmand province, where the majority of the world's opium is grown — and as insurgent attacks intensify around the provincial capital, residents are blaming rampant government corruption for the rising militant threat.English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The U.S. Defense Department has assured a watchdog agency that a number of efforts are being carried out to track Afghan active-duty security forces, so that American taxpayer dollars are not wasted on so-called ghost soldiers.English
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Monday, October 10, 2016
Pakistani envoys on a diplomatic mission to Washington this week gave a stern warning to President Obama: ignoring the conflict in Kashmir will hurt U.S.-Pakistani counterterrorism efforts against the Taliban. English
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Monday, October 10, 2016
Despite being stretched to defend several areas simultaneously, the inexperienced Afghan forces, operating largely on their own now that the NATO mission has drawn down to an advisory role, have so far held their own, Afghan and Western officials say.English
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Monday, October 10, 2016
Demand in the global naval market remains bouyant as as navies seek to acquire ships and submarines to protect coasts, conduct surveillance over economic zones and project force with a blue water navy.English
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Friday, October 7, 2016
A U.S. government watchdog is pressing the Pentagon to explain reports of tens of thousands of "ghost" soldiers and police on the payrolls of the Afghan security forces, which are heavily funded by international donors.English
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Friday, October 7, 2016
India has begun a global hunt to buy 185,000 7.62x51mm-caliber assault rifles, with more than $1 billion set aside for acquisition project, putting into question the fate of the homegrown assault rifle Excalibur, which is still in development by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). English
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Friday, October 7, 2016
"Soft language" in a new agreement governing international armed drone exports could give foreign companies an advantage over U.S. industry, according to analysts.English
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Friday, October 7, 2016
The United States and 44 other countries issued a joint declaration Thursday regarding the responsible export of armed and strike-enabled drones. With an increasing number of countries employing drones for a range of missions, and while many states already have restrictions in place, this week's declaration aimed to formally recognize certain principles regarding the future of the new vehicles.English
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
World powers raised $15 billion for Afghanistan on Wednesday to fund the country over the next four years, while the European Union said it won support to revive a stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict.English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.English
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
India is unlikely to acquire additional Rafale fighter jets because the Indian Air Force (IAF) is "fully satisfied" following the recently signed $8.8 billion deal to purchase 36 of the fighters, according to a source with the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD). English
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
The Indian army said Thursday it foiled an attack by suspected rebels on an army camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir and separately engaged three groups of militants near the de facto border with Pakistan in the disputed region, killing a total of seven suspected rebels.English
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
American helicopters provided air support to Afghan troops on the ground in the wake of the multipronged attack on Kunduz launched by the Taliban this week.English
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